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Any one else's veggie patch going to hell due to constant rain and no sun?

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reikizen Tue 17-Jul-07 16:48:05

Never seen so many slugs and no chance the tomatoes will ripen as we have approx 3 minutes sun every day! How's a girl supposed to lower her carbon footprint I ask you?

DrunkenSailor Tue 17-Jul-07 16:51:01

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FuriousGeorge Tue 17-Jul-07 21:30:28

Same here.I've been growing my own veg for over 10 years & never known a summer like it.

It is doubling galling as veg prices this year will go through the roof due to the bad weather,so I'll have to buy rather than use our own from the freezer.

cremolafoam Fri 20-Jul-07 16:43:36

Just pulled up my potatoes as they have black rot because of the rain.what a bloody washout. onlt 6lbs from 30 plants. pathetic.
i sincerely doubt that i will even have a green tomato.
am wet and depressed.

curiouscat Fri 20-Jul-07 16:49:10

We've lost all our tomatoes to blight And my melons, squashes and aubergines are sulking almost as much as I am!

Babyramone Fri 20-Jul-07 23:06:52

My whole garden
I have a north west facing garden which is quite shaded in areas and I tend to get a lot of slugs and snails bit this year they've taken over and everyting is shredded.
I've accepted defeat

sazzybee Fri 20-Jul-07 23:09:58

Yes! I'm gutted. My toms are tiny hard green things and there are no signs of any aubergines. Even the pear tree looks like there's not going to be a lot of fruit - it's just impossible for anything to ripen in all this rain.

I've not bothered putting in anything else - got too depressed

SueW Fri 20-Jul-07 23:11:32

Our pea and potato crops have been fantastic - in contrast to the rest of the UK, apparently as these are two of the foods predicted to be v expensive!

Bimblin Fri 20-Jul-07 23:14:26

I've been growing squashes and they've all dropped off looking eaten/mushed - any ideas?

peachypie Fri 20-Jul-07 23:15:24

Peas,potatoes and corgettes really good so far.
Tomatoes lots of them but all green.
Not many raspberries or strawberries
Carrotts seem ok.

eyesfront Sat 21-Jul-07 17:35:23

bimblin, combination of wet and slugs. Horrible year for them. Try putting straw around the plants and under the pumpkins, keep them a bit dryer and less slug-attractive.

My tomatoes are sulking, and I have moved to a garden with very poor sandy soil so my courgettes are just sitting there doing nothing. Boo hoo.

IntergalacticWalrus Sat 21-Jul-07 17:37:22

Our allotment is totally fucked

We have had a nasty bout of white rot

iota Sat 21-Jul-07 17:37:30

more small green tomatoes here

IntergalacticWalrus Sat 21-Jul-07 17:42:27

oh don;t even go there re tomatoes

ejt1764 Sat 21-Jul-07 17:47:45

peas potatoes and rhubarb all fine ...

however: turnips, beetroot, and shallots all rotted in the ground.

tomatoes just looking sorry for themselves.

courgettes producing flowers but no veg.

sweetcorn just not growing.


chestnutty Wed 25-Jul-07 12:17:51

Bimblin _ as least your squashes have squashed mine have hardly grown since I planted them out in mid may.
Liked curiouscats description " sulking". Thats excactly like mine
Have had a few beans , spring onionsand lettuce is fine (raised beds) but not a squash in sight!

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